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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Pauline Gourlet

Data and Innovation Lead, United Nations
Pauline Gourlet is an interaction designer, researcher, and teacher, currently working at the United Nations as Data and Innovation Lead. Her work addresses the role design can play in the development of both people and organizations; approaching design as a way to interrogate human activities through social creation and appropriation processes of new artifacts. Pauline co-founded L’Atelier de Chercheurs, a collective of designers creating free tools that support learning and creative processes, using a participatory action research approach with various partners (public schools, fablabs/maker spaces, theaters, museums, public institutions...). She holds a PhD in cognitive psychology and design from University Paris 8 and was previously appointed as a visiting researcher at The New School (2017-2018).